Campus News

‘Green Banking in Nigeria: The first steps’ – Dr. Aro-Gordon

The technical session on “Green Banking in Nigeria: The first steps” was organized as a part of the 2nd International Economics Conference 2016 on November 19, 2016. Dr. Stephen Aro-Gordon, Professor of Finance, Baze University, Nigeria, the speaker of session highlighted the global context and imperatives for Nigeria, Nigerian sustainable banking principles and stressed on the need to eliminate poverty and to address the people at the lowest level of pyramid. Dr Stephen Aro-Gordon also provided insight on ramifications of green banking, green patterns and the need for green banking in agriculture in Nigeria. 

Technical Session by CSR Expert

Mr. Abhishek Ranjan, Global Head-CSR and Sustainability, Brillio Technology, delivered the talk on “Sustainability for Business: an insight” during the technical session of the 2nd International Economics Conference 2016 on November 18, 2016. Mr. Abhishek said ‘CSR is the mechanism towards sustainability and such practices should be implemented in all business processes which would help enhance operational efficiency, labour satisfaction, create a brand value and recognition and create a greener supply chain’.

Invited talk by Mr. Ashok Balaram of SysInformation

Mr. Ashok Balaram, Senior Vice President, SysInformation, delivered talk ‘Inclusive Economic Growth and Sustainable Development’ during the technical session on November 18, 2016, as part of the 2nd International Economics Conference 2016. The talk focused on Indian healthcare system as alternate medicine as a case study on the topic of deliberation. 

Reflections by Dr. Stephen Aro-Gordon

‘It was a very exciting time interfacing with a set of SDMIMD’s PGDM Year II students on Financial Statement Analysis (FSA) intensively for few days during and shortly after the highly successful 2nd International Conference on Inclusive Economic Growth and Sustainable Development which was held on the same campus in Mysore, India, 17-19 November 2016. I feel very delighted that the students responded very well throughout the very engaging sessions covering conceptual and theoretical discussions, lectures, applications, and group/team activities, presentations that characterized the pedagogy for this course with high usefulness for finance and non-finance majors. Students appreciated the fact that every business desires to know how it is doing financially for effective decision-making and strategizing robustly in today’s increasingly competitive markets, and in this respect, the preparation and intelligent analysis of firms’ financial statements and related competencies are highly needed. Indeed, I am highly impressed with the students’ probing questions on the whole essence of this course and, particularly, with the enthusiasm these particular students all displayed while they work in five teams doing practical assessment of the current financials of leading Indian companies across Pharmaceuticals, Oil, Automobile, ICT, and FMCG industries within the shortest possible time available for this interaction. I wish the students the very best of luck as they try to make good use of some of the learning points gained from the FSA interactions’. 

VITTAKSH 2016

VITTAKASH - the annual flagship event from ‘Finacle’ – the SDMites Finance Club was held on November 22, 2016 at SDMIMD. ‘Indian Economy: Boom or Bubble’ was the theme for VITTAKASH ’16. A total  16 teams of 2 members each got selected for the final round from the first round of online quiz held on November 14, 2016.  Students from the Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM), Bengaluru, won the first prize of Rs. 20,000 and Mysore Royal Academy (MYRA) stood second with the cash Rs. 15,000. Click here for Vittaksh Event Photo Gallery